what is the method of radioactive dating and the principle behind the procedure????

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Radioactive Dating or Radioactive carbon dating is a technique of finding out the age of organic matters like fossils, wood, leather etc. by comparing the amount of radio carbon present in them. This is used by archeologists to determine the age of fossil remains at archeologists.

Principle and method:
It depends on the decay of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 (radiocarbon) to nitrogen.
Carbon dating is a method to estimate the age of carbon containing materials like trees. Carbon (C) has three naturally occurring isotopes. Both C-12 and C-13 are stable, but C-14 decay to nitrogen-14 with a half-life of approximately 5,730 years. Animals and plants naturally incorporate both the C-12 and C-14 during their lifetimes. When a creature dies, it ceases to consume more radiocarbon while the C-14 already in its body continues to decay back into nitrogen. With the help of C-12 to C-14 ratio, we can estimate the age of dead plants/ animals.
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